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  • The Matchby Bruce Schoenfeld

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    With the help of friends who recognized her extraordinary talent, Althea Gibson rose from a childhood of playing stickball on Harlem streets to claim victory at Wimbledon. It is widely recognized that her sacrifices along the way paved the road for the successes of Venus and Serena Williams. But Althea's was a victory hard fought and painfully won.... more...

  • Who's Gonna Take the Weight?by Kevin Powell

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.95

    ?A mighty wind of fresh air. His pitiless self-examination?and his equally honest exploration of the racial, sexual, cultural, and class fault lines that thread our psychic and social landscape?is not only brave but necessary if our nation is to survive.? ?Michael Eric Dyson ?Kevin Powell is pushing to bring, as he has so brilliantly done before,... more...

  • Running for My Lifeby Warrick Dunn; Don Yaeger

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Warrick Dunn was only eighteen when his mother, a Baton Rouge police officer, was shot and killed. Yet somehow he managed to enroll at Florida State University and help his team to a national championship during his freshman year?while also caring for his five brothers and sisters. Despite his modest size, Dunn went on to a storied NFL career with... more...

  • Love Poemsby Nikki Giovanni

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of America's most celebrated and contoversial writers.Now, she presents a stunning collection of love poems that includes more than twenty new works. From the revolutionary "Seduction" to the tender new poem, "Just a Simple Declaration of Love,"... more...

  • The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanniby Nikki Giovanni

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 8.49

    This omnibus covers Nikki Giovanni's complete work of poetry from 1967?1983. THE COLLECTED POETRY OF NIKKI GIOVANNI will include the complete volumes of five adult books of poetry: Black Feeling Black Talk/Black Judgement, My House, The Women and the Men, Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day, and Those Who Ride the Night Winds. Nikki self?published her... more...

  • Black Maestroby Joe Drape

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    In Black Maestro, Joe Drape meticulously brings to life the drama, adventures, romances, and heartbreaks of an unlikely participant in the greatest historical events of the twentieth century. It is a breathtaking narrative that takes you from pastoral Kentucky to Mob?controlled Chicago, from the horse country of Poland to the chaos of Red Square,... more...

  • Gender Talkby Johnnetta B. Cole; Beverly Guy-Sheftall

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Why has the African American community remained silent about gender even as race has moved to the forefront of our nation?s consciousness? In this important new book, two of the nation?s leading African American intellectuals offer a resounding and far-reaching answer to a question that has been ignored for far too long. Hard-hitting and brilliant... more...

  • The Atlantic Soundby Caryl Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this fascinating inquiry into the African Diaspora, Caryl Phillips embarks on a soul-wrenching journey to the three major ports of the transatlantic slave trade. Juxtaposing stories of the past with his own present-day experiences, Phillips combines his remarkable skills as a travel essayist with an astute understanding of history. From an West... more...

  • Strawby Darryl Strawberry

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ? Straw is the story of a guy who had two strikes against him in the middle innings of life and hit one out of the park.? ?Reggie Jackson   ?A riveting and memorable account of one man?s pursuit of a meaningful life.? ?David Cone   Former New York Met and Yankee slugger Darryl Strawberry has subtitled his autobiography Straw... more...

  • I Love Yous Are for White Peopleby Lac Su

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    As a young child, Lac Su made a harrowing escape from the Communists in Vietnam. With a price on his father's head, Lac, with his family, was forced to immigrate in 1979 to seedy West Los Angeles where squalid living conditions and a cultural fabric that refused to thread them in effectively squashed their American Dream. Lac's search for love and... more...